TIRUCHY: The participants of zonal level public hearing on the State Education Policy (SEP) held here on Saturday appealed to improve basic infrastructure in the government schools and assure the welfare schemes to all the students including the aided schools.
The zonal level public hearing by a high level committee on SEP chaired by the former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court D Murugesan was held in Tiruchy in which the stakeholders from Tiruchy, Karur, Pudukkottai and Ariyalur took part.
The participants urged the government to improve the basic infrastructure of the government schools across the state. They also demanded to expand the noon meal scheme upto class 12 while Tamil should be made compulsory upto class 5 and assure the children to speak and write Tamil flawlessly.
Similarly, Thirukkural should be made a separate subject and an exponent on the doctrine should be appointed, they said.
Meanwhile, a few participants appealed that the 7.5 percent reservation for the government school students while pursuing medicine and engineering should be extended to the students studying in the government aided schools.
They also appealed to simplify the text books for the class 12 students. They charged that the class 12 students have around 1000 page text books and they are forced to learn all these pages as their knowledge has been measured by marks they secure.
Instead, they should be encouraged to have creativity and given motivation to face challenges in their career.
Later, while speaking to reporters the committee chairman Justice Murugesan said, the meeting has been conducted in four zones so far and the meetings in Coimbatore, Salem, Vellore and Chennai zones would be completed by November and the report would be submitted by June 2023.